June 11, 2016 Subject:
Something off here
Listening to Hitler's last recorded broadcast, there is no screaming, no fervor, no nothing. By this time, he was a shell of his former self. He was heavily medicated, suffering from a host of ailments. In less than 5 months, he would be dead and the war in Europe over.
June 17, 2015 Subject:
Great clips! Are they public domain by any chance?
These are all amazing clips - thank you for uploading them!
I'm currently doing research for a documentary about the Battle of Iwo Jima, and the clips from February and March of '45 are so enlightening! I'd love to be able to use them in the documentary if at all possible. Do you know whether they (especially 15 through 21) are public domain? Or, if not, might you know who owns the rights to them, or how to find out? Any information in that regard would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached at email@example.com
February 1, 2015 Subject:
Reference lost on me
In Norman Corwin's "On A Note Of Triumph" (1945-05-13), there's a particularly dramatic passage beginning at 38:40 where different voices are frantically shouting lessons that we've learned from World War II.
One of them is, "We’ve learned that a newspaper with a big circulation right at home can lie with a straight face seven days a week and be as filthy and fascist as a handout in Berlin!"
I'd love to know which newspaper Corwin was referring to. So far I haven't been able to turn up anything.
January 24, 2014 Subject:
Outstanding! Thanks for Posting
Our host has done a marvelous thing! Wowser! I'm listening to an Admiral refrigerator commercial with a tag to save paper for the war effort. That's one small example. I'm struck by the literate, conversational manner of Douglas Edwards. It's not to clipped gotta-say-it-fast five minutes of news we get now. Love those 15 minute newscasts. There is a local station here that actually reports a 15 minute newscast, complete with funeral announcements. It is rare. We have lost a LOT by having to cut down the news today. Again, thanks for sharing. If you have more, please post more.
February 8, 2013 Subject:
1945 Radio News
Great selection of news broadcasts. One correction though, the CBS World News dated April 5, 1945 should actually be April 15. It was the day FDR was buried, he died on the 12th and was buried on the 15th.